FONTANA, CA – Fontana Unified School District has named Tim Yelin, a proven leader with extensive classroom experience, to serve as the new principal of North Tamarind Elementary School.

Yelin brings 17 years of educational experience – all spent in Fontana Unified – to his role as North Tamarind’s top administrator. Throughout his career, Yelin taught at the elementary, middle and high school levels, before stepping into an administrative role as assistant principal at A.B. Miller High School.

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to step into this new role and serve the North Tamarind community,” Yelin said. “I believe that education is a team effort, and I look forward to working with the North Tamarind teachers, staff and families to make a positive impact on students and make North Tamarind the best it can be.”

At A.B. Miller High School, Yelin oversaw the expansion of career technical education classes, the introduction of two new pathways in aviation and aviation mechanics, and the addition of 20 sections of co-taught special education classes.

During his six-year administrative tenure, A.B. Miller High School was recognized by U.S. News & World Report’s Best High Schools for closing the achievement gap, and maintained the highest number of high school students in Fontana Unified that met or exceeded standards on state math assessments.

Yelin said he aims to focus on fostering a positive and engaging learning environment at North Tamarind Elementary School, building on the success of the school’s Leader in Me program and emphasis on student empowerment.

“Mr. Yelin has spent his entire career as an educator in Fontana Unified School District, ensuring that every student receives the education, opportunities and resources to succeed,” Interim Superintendent Juan M. López said. “We are excited to see how North Tamarind Elementary will thrive under his leadership.”


FUSD_YELIN: Longtime Fontana Unified educator has been named the new principal of North Tamarind Elementary School.